Workshop Archive

2018-2019 Workshops
Digital Learning Environment: Pathways — October 3, 2018

In our second workshop of the 2018-2019 academic year, Candice Benjes-Small (Library) and Mike Blum (eLi) explore the various pathways scaffolded student assignments can take. Mindfulness in creating assignments that improve students' research skills, storytelling skills, and technical skills is key to effective instruction. Keywords: Scaffolding, mindfulness, universal design for learning.

Digital Learning Environment: Destinations — September 5, 2018

In this first workshop of the 2018-2019 academic year, Tatia Granger (Business) joins eLi's Adam Barger and Pablo Yáñez to explain the concept of the Digital Learning Environment and how starting with course goals can affect instruction. Keywords: Backward design, VoiceVibes.

2017-2018 Workshops

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Recursive feedback — March 28, 2018

Paul Heideman (Biology), Brennan Harris (Kinesiology), Sharon Zuber (English/WRC), and Pablo Yáñez (eLi) discuss the hows and whys of incorporating a variety of formative, summative, and diagnostic feedback within the contexts of their particular disciplines.

Teaching in Community — February 28, 2018

Dan Cristol (Biology), Arthur Knight (American Studies), Silvia Tandeciarz (MLL), and Mike Blum (eLi) offer several models for communities of inquiry inside and beyond the classroom. The Mercury Project, the Williamsburg Documentary Project, and the National Security Archives Project are all explored.

Universal Design for eLearning — January 31, 2018

Jonathan Arries (MLL), Adam Barger (eLi), Peggie Constantino (Education), Mark Hofer (Education), Lindy Johnson (Education), and Tyler Meldrum (Chemistry). Part 1: Defining Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Part 2: Multiple means of engagement. Part 3: Multiple means of representation. Part 4: Multiple means of expression. Part 5: Ideas for getting started.

Gamification and team-based learning — December 6, 2017

Adam Barger (eLi), Pam Eddy (Education), and Michele King (TSD). Part 1: Constructivism. Part 2: Game-based learning. Part 3: Team-based learning.Part 4: Collaborative learning.

Tools and strategies for formative assessment — November 1, 2017

Mike Blum (eLi), Jim Olver (Business), Jordan Walk (Chemistry), and Pablo Yáñez (eLi). Part 1: Immediacy. Part 2: Concepts and research. Part 3: Reflection. Part 4: Tools and resources.

Learning in Community — October 4, 2017

Bella Ginzbursky-Blum (MLL) and Jim Deverick (Computer Science) join Pablo Yáñez (eLi) for a discussion on learning in community. Part 1: Using Microsoft Sway in small classrooms. Part 2: Theory and practice in a large course. Part 3: A student's perspective.

Scaffolding your assignments — September 6, 2017

Adam Barger (eLi) and Barbette Spaeth (Classical Studies). Part 1: Introduction. Part 2: Scaffolding as a concept. Part 3: Scaffolding as an instructional strategy. Part 4: Scaffolding in practice. Example by Prof. Spaeth.